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Global anti-drone market to be worth $1,205 million by 2025

A study, published by Transparency Market Research (TMR), predicts the anti-drone market worldwide to be worth $1,205 million by 2025. Players, big and small, joining the global anti-drone market suggests a dynamic and competitive industry in the coming years, according to the report. The emergence of start-ups with innovative technologies and approaches is expected to disrupt the market and intensify competition among manufacturers of anti-drones in the future.

A report by TMR evaluated the global anti-drone market to be worth $214.7 million in 2016. The market is expected to grow with a 19.9% compound annual growth rate between 2017 and 2025. Government and military dominate the end-user segments with the military predicted to grow rapidly among all end-use segments, followed by the government. In terms of anti-drone technologies, neutralizing systems held the leading share in the market in 2016. North America is expected to display the leading growth over the forecast period. Firms operating in the global anti-drone market include Blighter Surveillance Systems, Dedrone Detect, Droneshield, Boeing, Lockheed Martin Corporation, SAAB and Theiss UAV Solutions. Free Download: The security drones report 2017 The global security drones market will be worth $10.5bn ( 8bn) by 2020 . This report commissioned by Aviat Drones examines the prevalence, growth prospects , applications and regulatory challenges of drones and anti-drone tech in the global security market. Find out how you can benefit from this lucrative market .

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DJI offers bug bounty to techies who can find software flaws in its drones

Drone security All-conquering drone manufacturer DJI is offering cash rewards to techies who can find security flaws in its software. The bug bounty program promises cash rewards of between $100 and $30,000 for anyone who can uncover privacy threats, safety issues, app crashes and any other vulnerabilities. The move comes about a month after reports emerged that the US Army was abandoning use of drone tech developed by DJI a Chinese-owned firm over cybersecurity fears.

A US Army memo obtained by UAS News said that due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products, it is directed that the US Army halt use of all DJI products. Many other tech companies have previously offered bounties for the same reason, with Apple offering up to $200,000 for hackers and researchers who identify security flaws in its products last year. Partnerships With an eye on winning back the favour of the US Army and securing government contracts, DJI is also forging partnerships with security researchers and has introduced a new internal approval process designed to uncover security problems before software is released to market. Founded in 2006, DJI has gained near total dominance of the drone market at all price points (apart from sub $500), partly thanks to aggressive price cutting. When DJI dropped its prices by up to 70% in less than a year it drove its nearest rival, 3D Robotics, out of business. The company, which is best known for its Phantom drones and the more recent Mavic Pro, also has has 1,500 people working on research and development, according to Colin Snow, founder of Skylogic Research, a drone research firm. Nobody else has that. DJI also benefited hugely from its partnerships with Sony for camera components and Apple, to get its products on the shelves of Apple stores. Global drone sales by units grew by 60% last year to 2.2 million, while revenues rose 36% to $4.5 billion, according to research firm Gartner.

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Deep-learning algorithms, biometric passports and anti-drone technology helping to drive airport revolution

Smart airports The global market for smart airports is growing at 10.7% CAGR, according to a report by Grand View Research. Defined by the deployment of digital, automated and connected airport processes, smart airports are projected to be worth $25bn by 2025. Self-service check-ins, smart baggage drops and smart luggage tracking are three of the most common smart services being deployed in airports around the world.

Many smart innovations are emerging in the field at the top of the industry s priorities: security. Electronic bag tags are becoming more popular among passengers, for instance. Automated PSIM systems, meanwhile, analyse video surveillance footage to identify suspicious events such as unattended bags and enhance the efficiency of data analysis through deep-learning algorithms. And with drones a growing worry, aviation authorities are trialling a range of anti-drone technology. Software can spot and verify security problems more quickly than human staff, reducing the risk of airport closures that can cost tens of thousands of pounds per minute The traditional passport is giving way to smart passports equipped with computer chips for rapid identity verification, while biometric screening, using iris, fingerprint and facial readers, is on the rise. In what is believed to be a first for a UK airport, a remote monitoring system based on high definition video cameras is to replace the physical control tower at London City Airport. The cameras will combine to provide a full 360-degree view of the airfield. embedded content Operational efficiency While security is an overwhelming priority for airports given the terror threat, many security innovations have the added benefit of boosting operational efficiency too. Automated video analytics software can spot problems or identify false alarms more quickly than human-based monitoring, reducing the risk of airport closures that can cost tens of thousands of pounds per minute.

Patterns in the movement of passengers through the airport can be identified to generate insights that help authorities open or close check-in desks in order to manage bottlenecks. ThruVis, a thermal camera that detects both metallic and non-metallic objects concealed under clothing such as weapons or drugs, can speed up passenger screening. Developed by Digital Barriers, the cameras managed to screen 50 people every three minutes at a recent music event in London. Passengers can access real-time information on their phones about gate numbers, arrival time, check-in desks and flight bookings. Bluetooth-enabled beacons are being widely installed to provide connected airport solutions such as indoor way-finding and nearby promotional offers, based on passengers spending and usage habits. Out on the runway, aircraft can be geo-located and coordinated using real-time landing information. In the US and other developed markets, automated parking facilities which make use of ANPR systems, are becoming more widespread.

Strengthened by surging passenger numbers, Asia-Pacific will emerge as the fastest-growing region over the forecast period.

How is smart technology making businesses more safe and secure?

It s no secret that founding, growing and managing a business takes a lot of determination and hard work. As a business owner, it s common to feel extremely proud yet protective of the business you ve invested a lot of money and time into from the office building itself, to the furniture inside it and the tech-savvy devices you ve purchased to ensure your employees are able to do the best job possible. Thanks to smart technology, businesses are starting to rely on the latest digital trends and developments to stay ahead in their industries.

But, innovative technology and the Internet of things (IoT) is not only making businesses more efficient, it s also being used to improve business safety and security systems. As home-owners we ensure that our houses are burglar-proof and protected against risks and hazards but, as business owners, are we implementing the same safety measures? In fact, with the amount of expensive technology and equipment businesses have, it could be argued that businesses have more to lose if their properties don t have substantial safety and security measures in place. So, how should businesses be using smart technology to keep their property as safe and secure as possible? Use technology to oversee the office remotely Whether you re out of town for a business trip, working from home or on a well-deserved holiday, it s expected for you to feel concerned about whether everything is in order in your absence. With smart technology, business owners are able to put their minds at ease and oversee the office remotely. Smart security systems that connect to cameras, such as Netgear s security camera, enable you to view areas of your office and property straight from a smartphone from anywhere around the world. As smart security cameras develop, more and more are equipped to detect suspicious activity and notify the owner with a simple text or email to their smartphone, and video recording features mean you can replay and watch back footage too. In a similar way to smart security cameras, smart alarm kits work to keep offices safe and secure except with the use of motion sensors or detectors; as soon as a business owner leaves the office for the evening, the kit can be activated and will instantly notify them via smartphone if the alarms are triggered.

With both a security camera and a smart alarm kit working around the clock to keep your property safe and secure when no employees are at work, business owners can focus on running their business rather than worrying about safety and security measures. Your very own flying CCTV This smart tech device is particularly useful for owners of large businesses that occupy a lot of land, such as a factory. Whilst smart security cameras can be set up all around the area, a flying drone can take security levels one step further. Drones can take on watchdog tendencies and patrol your business property; they circulate the land or follow intruders whilst filming any suspicious activity, which is streamed directly to your smartphone. For businesses that aren t as large, a drone might not be necessary so technology such as a smart security light or even a RoboDog could be better suited for your security needs. Kuna s security light combines both a security camera and a light; it starts recording 10 seconds before an event is triggered so you can see the full footage of any suspicious activity, and you can choose what you want to happen when the device is triggered such as sound an alarm or call the police. No key? No problem If you, or a few members of your staff, are guilty of losing your office keys from time to time causing a lot of issues with the risk of burglars and replacing locks and keys smart locks, virtual keys and geofencing technology could be your saviour. Smart security systems allow you and your team to enter and leave the office without a key, as long as you have a smartphone on your person and, let s be honest, who doesn t?

August s smart lock allows multiple people onto its system and supplies each individual with their own virtual key, so they can all lock and unlock a door with just their smartphone. Similarly, geofencing technology defined as a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area enables business owners to be notified when someone enters or leaves the property, so any out of hours trespassers will be caught out. As a business owner, your time should be spent on growing your business and managing employees and shouldn t be consumed by concerns over your property s safety and security.

We re already seeing smart technology shape security systems that are making our businesses more burglar and hazard proof than ever before, and we can only expect to see this technology continue to advance.

Longest-ever civilian drone flight recorded beyond the line of sight

British record The condor drone about to take off FlyLogix, a specialist in long-range drone flights to offshore installations, says it has conducted the farthest, beyond-line-of-sight civilian drone flight ever recorded in the UK. On 17 July, a Condor Drone took off from Blackpool Airport and managed an 88km round trip to an inspection of an unmanned platform in Morecambe Bay on behalf of oil and gas operator Centrica. The drone relayed detailed infrared imagery from the flight.

FlyLogix, a start-up based in Chichester, also collaborated with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Blackpool Airport and other air space users before the trial. The use of drones in remote or dangerous locations negates the costs and risks associated with deploying human personnel into such scenarios instead. This is a major milestone for FlyLogix as we showcase the significant benefits of our long range offshore drone service, and ultimately demonstrate the future of offshore inspection and logistics, said FlyLogix Chairman Charles Tavner. We are grateful for the support of the CAA, Centrica, Blackpool Airport and other air space users, to ensure the success of this record service. FlyLogix is uniquely placed to deliver this service. We have clearly shown the track record, the technology and industry knowledge to complete these operations. We are extremely excited about rolling this service out more widely, and the future prospects of FlyLogix as the trusted service provider. Top priority Despite rapid advances in drone technology, constraints on flight duration limit the range and scope of applications. Commercial drones can typically fly continuously for only about 25 minutes.

Developing batteries that are lighter, higher capacity and less hazardous is a top priority for the industry. Condor drone comes in to land There are also restrictions on beyond the line of sight operations, which are banned over populated areas in most developed countries. However, more latitude is given for offshore and other remote deployments. The UK government has just announced plans to introduce mandatory registration of drones and safety awareness courses for pilots of drones weighing more than 250g. A 2016 report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers projects that the security drone market will be worth $10.5bn ( 8bn) by 2020, surpassed only by infrastructure, agriculture and transport. Our recent Security Drones Report 2017 -(sponsored by Aviat Drones) revealed that 16% percent of respondents mostly comprising security professionals, heads of security and other senior executives say they already deploy the technology. A total of 60% either already use drones or can foresee themselves doing so eventually, with only 16% indicating that they probably won t ever need drone technology for any security application , the other 24% admitting that they don t know enough about the technology to commit either way. Free Download: The security drones report 2017 PriceWaterhouseCoopers have forecast that the global security drones market will be worth $10.5bn ( 8bn) by 2020, surpassed only by infrastructure, agriculture and transport. This report commissioned by Aviat Drones examines the prevalence, growth prospects, applications and regulatory challenges of drones and anti-drone tech in the global security market.

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Businesses deploying drones must use certified operators, advises UAV training academy

Drone news Due to rising drone-related incidents and accidents, commercial organisations using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to perform tasks need to ensure they hire certified operators, according to UAVAir. UAVAir was prompted to issue the advice, after the Department for Transport, the Ministry of Defence and Sciencewise recently commissioned Kantar Public UK (formerly TNS BMRM), which provides research and consultancy to policy makers, to conduct a public dialogue on the current use of drones in the UK. The move is in response to growing number of reported drone-related incidents and accidents, such as the British Airways passenger jet that was hit by what was thought to be a UAV as it flew into Heathrow to land, in 2016.

S amus Kearns, chief instructor at UAVAir, which runs a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)-approved training centre for drone operators, said: It is imperative that any business with a core ethos of reliability and responsibility understands the importance of hiring a fully certified drone operator to complete its drone-based missions. embedded content When undergoing training at UAVAir, pilots are tested for their cultural, theoretical and technical knowledge, to give them an in-depth understanding of how to operate a drone safely while respecting the laws of aviation. Failure to follow aviation rules can result in large fines and in some cases, legal action. In the UK, drones are governed by the CAA, and under its rules it is illegal for any pilot to operate a drone for commercial purposes without gaining certification from a CAA-approved drone training school. A safe, successful mission must be planned and executed thoroughly, understanding the individual complexities of each task. It is impossible to gain this experience and learn these skills without undergoing the training process prior to certification, Kearns added. As well as learning flight technique, pilots must prepare an operations manual in order to become a fully certified pilot. The manual includes information about each mission as well as the procedures to be followed to ensure a safe flight. More about UAVAir s Unmanned Aircraft Qualification can be found on the company s website.

The Drone Zone one again returns to IFSEC International in June for its 2017 edition. Brought to you in partnership with The UK Drone Show, the Drone Zone will feature demonstrations of drone and anti-drone technology from Yuneec, Dedrone, Hitachi and Magos. The Drone Zone will form part of Borders & Infrastructure Expo, a brand new show within IFSEC dedicated to the protection of borders and critical national infrastructure. Get your free badge for IFSEC 2017 now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June 2017.

UK Drone Show flies back to the NEC in December 2016

UK Drone Show Flies Back To The NEC In December 2016

The UK Drone Show is Europe s largest and most exciting gathering of drone, camera and smart technology all under one roof. New features have been added to the show this year including the amazing Drone Racing iSeries, the RC Car zone and the very latest in smart technology and home robots. With over 8000 visitors expected and a wide range of exhibitors including the country s leading retailers and independent specialists, the UK Drone Show is a must for the drone and technology loving community.

ISERIES The new Drone Racing iSeries is coming to the UK Drone Show this year. Fresh from testing their skills at the awesome ISeries1 this summer, see top international drone pilots battling it out around an amazing indoor drone circuit live! TECH This year at UKDS we are super excited in bringing you the very latest in smart technology and home robots. Experience some of this year s leading and newest home technology including the amazing quality of 4K and the latest in home technology allowing you to monitor and control your home with the touch of a button. DRONES The biggest, best and most innovative companies in drone retail will be bringing the latest products for you to get hands on with. Enjoy great prices and one-off Show specials, as well as talking face-to-face with experts to make sure you get the very best out of your drone experience. CAMERAS UKDS once again brings back the best names in the business for the latest in camera products, demos and advice. Witnesses the very best in 4K camera technology, on the ground and in the air. INNOVATION For 2016 the UK Drone Show is delighted to be showcasing some of the cutting-edge work being done in the drone and related sectors by high tech start-ups, university researchers and entrepreneurs.

The Innovation Zone will give you an early look at some of the technology that will be making headlines in 2017. EXCLUSIVES Be part of the action and watch special UKDS only product launches and exclusive showcases. RC CAR ZONE UKDS are proud to announce they will be demonstrating FPV car racing and live on board image streaming. This exciting addition to the main show will be the first truly dedicated RC Car Expo the UK has seen in a very long time, and aims to play a pivotal role in the future promotion of this aspect of the hobby industry. SPEAKERS At the UK Drone Show this year we are lucky enough to have the industry s leading innovators. With topics such as the future of digital and the proposed EASA prototype commission regulation on the agenda, make sure to check the speakers programme throughout the show. WHEN The UK Drone Show takes place at the NEC on the 3rd and 4th December 2016. Tickets available from: www.ukdroneshow.com SPONSORS AND SUPPORT Technology giant Panasonic is sponsoring the event for a second year, joined for 2016 by drone industry leaders DJI and Parrot. The Show is also being supported by the CAA, Ofcom, Yuneec, eHang, Avensys and many more.

QUOTES It s been an amazing experience for Panasonic UK, it s been a real eye-opener for us. We knew our cameras were good and much the industry standard amongst professional drone flyers, but the interest we ve had from amateurs, professionals and from the non-flyers, the photographers, has been amazing. Panasonic UK It s been absolutely brilliant, it s actually exceeded all our expectations. Jessops The interest for our drones from consumers and professionals alike has been overwhelming, making our participation in the UK Drone Show 2015 a great success. We look back on a well organised event. DJI The first UK Drone Show was amazing. To see so many people sharing the same interest and passion together under one roof was fantastic. i-Drone The drone sector in the UK has seen another year of strong growth with more new products being brought to market by these key players and by an amazing range of UK independent producers and suppliers. We re excited to be increasing the show area and to bring many additional attractions and features to this year s show.

It makes the UK Drone Show not only a great place to see all the latest in drones, but also the best in RC cars, consumer home technology and more.

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DHS to test spy drones for 'public safety' applications | Pakalert Press

The Department of Homeland Security1 has announced in a solicitation to drone manufacturers that it will begin testing Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, indicating that small spy drones will be used to keep tabs on Americans in the near future.

As Infowars reported back in July, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano2 told a House Committee on Homeland Security3 that the federal agency was looking at drones that could be utilized to give us situational awareness in a large public safety matter or disaster.

This represented an about-face of sorts for the agency, which had previously been reticent about the idea of using surveillance drones to spy on the public.

However, a recent solicitation posted on the FedBizOpps website confirms that the DHS is launching its Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) project and is asking small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) vendors to take part.

The drones are set to be used for applications such as law enforcement4 operations, search and rescue, and fire and hazardous material spill response and will fly for 30 minutes to two hours at a time, weighing around 25 pounds so they can be launched by hand.

DHS second thoughts on drones may not be so surprising, reports Wired News. In recent years, DHS has gotten interested in vastly expanding its surveillance capabilities, exploring cameras reminiscent of military ones that can spy on four square miles at once.

As we reported earlier this year, the DHS is already using another type of airborne drone surveillance, also utilized to track insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, for the purposes of emergency and non-emergency incidents within the United States.

A bill passed by Congress in February paves the way for the use of surveillance drones in U.S. skies on a widespread basis. The FAA predicts that by 2020 there could be up to 30,000 drones in operation nationwide.

U.S. law enforcement5 bodies are already using drone technology6 to spy on Americans. In December last year, a Predator B drone was called in to conduct surveillance over a family farm in North Dakota as part of a SWAT raid on the Brossart family, who were suspects in the egregious crime of stealing six missing cows. Local police in this one area have already used the drone on two dozen occasions since June last year.

Police departments are also attempting to get approval to use surveillance blimps that sit over cities and watch for suspicious activity.

The U.S. Army recently tested a football field-sized blimp over the city of New Jersey. The blimp can fly for a period of 21 hours and is equipped with high-tech sensors that can monitor insurgents from above. Prison Planet

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More than a third of Americans worry their privacy will suffer if drones become the latest police tool for tracking suspected criminals at home, according to an Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll. AP

Congress has directed the Federal Aviation Administration7 to come up with safety regulations that will clear the way for routine domestic use of unmanned aircraft within the next three years. AP

The U.S. government8 has announced that 30,000 drones would be spying on Americans domestically. CBS

The CIA and the U.S. military have used unmanned aerial vehicles known as drones to target and kill those Washington calls suspected militants in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and Libya.

The United States was identified in June 2010 as the world s No. 1 user of targeted killings largely as a result of its dependence on unmanned drone attacks. CNN

In Pakistan alone, U.S. drone have killed at least 2,800 civilians have since 2004.

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Prison Planet.com Big Sis: Drones To Be Used For Public Safety

DHS spy in the sky to provide situational awareness

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to use surveillance drones for the purposes of public safety, according to remarks made by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during a House hearing yesterday.

Asked by the House Committee on Homeland Security why the DHS is not more involved in overseeing the rollout of unmanned drones domestically, Napolitano responded by pointing out that the federal agency is looking at using the technology for public safety .

With respect to Science and Technology, that directorate, we do have a funded project, I think it s in California, looking at drones that could be utilized to give us situational awareness in a large public safety matter or disaster, such as a forest fire, and how they could give us better information, she said.1

Despite increasing concerns about drones being hacked2 or used to collect personal information in violation of the Fourth Amendment, DHS officials declined to appear at a July 19 House Homeland Security Oversight, Investigations and Management Subcommittee hearing that sought to establish how the DHS could guarantee privacy rights would be protected.

As we reported earlier this year3, the DHS is already using another type of airborne drone surveillance, also utilized to track insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, for the purposes of emergency and non-emergency incidents within the United States.

The DHS is seeking four contractors to provide aerial remote sensing services, using LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) technology fitted to drones or manned aircraft that will provide surveillance capability for homeland security missions, as well as management of emergency incidents by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regional offices, joint field offices and by state and local government.

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A bill passed in by Congress in February paves the way for the use of surveillance drones in US skies on a widespread basis. The FAA predicts that by 2020 there could be up to 30,000 drones in operation nationwide.

US law enforcement bodies are already using drone technology to spy on Americans. In December last year, aPredator B drone was called in to conduct surveillance4 over a family farm in North Dakota as part of a SWAT raid on the Brossart family, who were suspects in the egregious crime of stealing six missing cows. Local police in this one area have already used the drone on two dozen occasions since June last year.

Last summer, the Department of Homeland Security gave the green light5 for police departments in the United States to deploy the ShadowHawk mini drone drone helicopter that has the ability to taze suspects from above as well as carrying 12-gauge shotguns and grenade launchers. The drone, also used against insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, is already being used6 by the Montgomery County Sheriff s office in Texas.

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